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This past week we celebrated the recent release of Brianna Sugalski‘s dark YA fantasy, Disenchanted. We had several interviews, reviews and even two BookTubers joined us! It definitely was a ride and as always, it’s my pleasure to close this show.
With an education in Mass Communication—and an engrossment in all that is curious and bewitching—Brianna Sugalski is an author and blogger. Previously, she was a staff contributor for Lifestyle & Fashion online magazine, Sarah Scoop, and also served as Copy Editor and Editor-InChief at her school publications.
Brianna was born and raised on the island of Oahu, Hawaii, but now travels the country every few years with her husband and children. She admires the luminaries of the Victorian Era; growing up reading period literature has inspired her to paint vibrant settings of nature and narratives that readers will hopefully enjoy.
Ultimately, she aspires to make her own readers laugh, to challenge their perspectives and to help them discover the magical meaning of their own powers within.
A Breton princess at the peak of the French Renaissance, Lilac lives prisoner in her parents’ castle after a wicked secret is revealed on the eve of her tenth birthday soirée. Years later, her coronation ceremony looms, and between the riotous townsfolk and scheming nobleman bent on snatching the throne, Lilac prepares for the worst… Until a mysterious letter arrives from The Witch of Lupine Grotto, detailing a curious offer to cure her darkness forever.
Lilac begrudgingly trades her coronet for a cloak and ventures into the forest Brocéliande in pursuit of the impious enchantress at the edge of town. With only the protection of an inherited dagger—and unsolicited help of the sardonic stranger who inserts himself on her quest—she must traverse Brocèliande and return in time to claim her rightful position as sovereign monarch.
This is the story of a cursed princess,
A crestfallen killer,
The town that wants them to burn,
And the witch that can save them both.
As YA is not really my jam and I’ve enough on my plate, I didn’t read Disenchanted myself – but thankfully we have a host of incredible Roadies who did and loved it. If you missed the stops of the Disenchanted tour, please take a bit of time and check their posts out:
MAY 3RD–THE WELCOMING
“A gorgeous debut, ripe with racy romance, haunting pasts, and bloodletting aplenty, I’m excited to see where Sugalski takes us next. If you’re on the hunt for a fairytale that isn’t afraid to give in to its darker side, consistently blurring the lines, then I suggest you give this one a try. I highly recommend.”
“It is filled with all manner of folklore creatures and monsters, but in a word it is beautiful. I was enthralled by this setting and enjoyed being able to spend time under the forest canopy, Brianna has a wonderful writing style that evokes this environment, it truly was beautiful.”
Leah’s Books and Cooks – review
“The story includes a bunch of action, inner conflict, and political maneuvering, and it was paced well. There’s little hints of romance throughout the second half of the book, and I think that it was just enough to accurately reflect the period in which the book was set.”
“The author’s blend of fantasy and historical fact from the 100 Years War made for a fun story that was unlike one I’ve ever read before! You’ll be on the edge of your seat for this adventure, and I truly hope you enjoy it as much as I did. This will be a series I not so patiently wait for.”
“Disenchanted was a magical, adventurous, wild ride for readers who are Team Gollum all the way. This is a classic fantasy story, complete with an alternate universe setting, supernatural creatures, and normalised magical elements.”
“his was a dark, atmospheric fantasy book that will have you captivated from page one. The characters are interesting to follow and I really enjoyed watching their development. I was a little thrown off with how much romance was in this book, but I still enjoyed my reading experience.”
Sometimes Leelynn Reads – review + interview
“Her writing was one that I related to so much, and couldn’t help but physically smile and laugh during the more witty parts between Lilac and Garin. This was just such a wonderful experience to me and I can’t wait to read the sequel and more books from Sugalski.”
Frayed Books – review
“I felt like I was along with Lilac for the ride and I loved her personality and snark. This was a story that I would liken to Furyborn because it felt like a female empowerment novel where Lilac came out on top after going through some trials and tribulations.”
Rachael Marie – review
@bibliophilesandcoffee – spotlight + review
“The story was just so well written. It kept me engaged.
I have to mention that epilogue though. What?! So dark. I LOVED IT!”
Annej Reads – spotlight
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